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Stuart Ritchie is a psychologist at King’s College London and the author of Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth
Until there is firm scientific evidence we should avoid overblown claims about near-magical substances.
We might look back on how we eased coronavirus restrictions for no rational reason, and see it as a tragic folly.
Rather than trying to persuade people out of vaccine-sceptical views, the British government should focus on incentives.
Japan presciently identified closed spaces, crowded places and conversations as breeding grounds for the virus.